Melanie O'Reilly & Trio: Let me Off Uptown - the Anita O Day story
30 Oct 2020 Theatre - Social Distance
Please note that show starts at 7pm sharp - Doors open 6:30pm
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Please note that this event will take place under current social distancing measurements as per Government guidelines.
Melanie O’Reilly celebrates the legendary jazz singer Anita O’Day, capturing the essence of an exceptional musical talent. In this jazz theatre piece, Melanie tells and sings the story of O’Day, who wanted to be a jazz singer and refused to let anything stop her. The show, created and devised by O’Reilly, tells of a bold and unconventional musical genius who shattered the traditional role of a ‘girl singer’ with her smoky swinging style and brilliant sense of rhythm. Overcoming the setbacks of poverty and addiction, O’Day becomes one of the world’s most enduring jazz artists – anointed for her legendary performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival captured in the ground-breaking film documentary “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”.
Melanie O'Reilly Website
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